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Archive for April, 2011


SO Coachella: Day 1

  SO arrived at Coachella for the Friday sets just in time to catch the end of Cee Lo Green at the Coachella Stage, where he performed Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” […]


SO Long: TV On The Radio – Nine Types of Light

As they put it over at YouTube, “Nine Types of Light is as much an album as it is a movie by TV On The Radio. The movie is meant […]

Panda Bears, Maps, & Sketches: Jose Romussi

I can’t tell you anything about this artist. His name his Jose Ignacio Romussi Murphy. So actually, I can tell you that. He plays in many mediums: colors on papers […]

Artist Feature: Pierre Botardo

Brooklyn via Virginia artist Pierre Botardo creates collage work that screams raw emotion and rebellion in a way that doesn’t seem rude or out of angst, but on a personal […]


SO Chill: Body Language – You Can

Brooklyn’s own Body Language has risen from the DIY venue basements armed with the kinetic dynamite you would expect from the name. Their original music was born from weekly dance […]

Photography Feature: Sonya Kozlova

It seems as if photographers are getting younger and younger as of late. I wonder why that is. Let me know your thoughts in the comments. I mean I really […]

Paper Collage That Doesn’t Look Like Paper Collage

Irina and Silviu Szekely were born in Romania and now live in the UK. They describe their work as: “Experimental juxtapositions of pseudo-spaces and altered realities.” Their style isn’t typical […]


SO Summer Ready: Chiddy Bang – Heatwave

Friends of Serial Optimist Chiddy Bang are back at it with a great summer track “Heatwave”. Their album “The Preview” has been out for awhile now, and “Heatwave” will hopefully […]


SO Childish: Childish Gambino – Break (All of the Lights)

Yes, we here at SO are obviously big fans of Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino. You know this. However, someone, SOMEONE, needs to tell him to chill on saying “swag” […]

Cutting, Sticking & Scribbling: Kieron Cropper

27 year old, Brighton, UK collage artist Kieron Cropper creates work that is influenced by science fiction, music, astronomy, woodland creatures, B-movies, and occult imagery. He is involved in the […]


SO Core: The Lonely Island – We’re Back

The Lonely Island is just on point, all the time. Their songs and lyrics are ridiculously funny, but also ridiculously good. They always have been. They provided T-Pain and Akon […]

Artist Feature: James Gallagher

Brooklyn artist James Gallagher uses collage to investigate human form and personal identity. Piecing together images cut from discarded books, forgotten issues of National Geographic, and the occasional vintage sex-manual, […]

Project 12:31

Texas murderer Joseph Paul Jernigan was executed by lethal injection on August 5, 1993 at 12:31 am. His cadaver was sectioned and photographed for the Visible Human Project, a digital […]

Walls Notebook

Walls Notebook (published by Quirk Books) is a notebook/sketchbook that features 80 pictures of “clean” NYC walls instead of blank pages. Write, draw, paste, or doodle on these inspirational backdrops. […]